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Kids told the school needs $$

My sin told me that his school announced that they should always attend school because the school needs the money. This is jr high 6th - 8th graders.
What do you think of that?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:46 PM on Feb. 14, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • In my state, the district gets $4700.00 per student, unless the student is special needs then it is more...or if they are migrant, etc. Monies go up depending on what resources the student needs. (These are last years numbers). So the district needs the children to attend so they get that money.... its pretty simple.
    Nimue930

    Answer by Nimue930 at 9:54 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • It's not inaccurate. Schools get funding based on attendence as well as meeting state testing requirements. If students don't attend it is seen as a waste of resources to have funding exceed the need based on the number of students attending. Sorry but that's the harsh truth of it. Make sure your kids go to school. Not only will they get an education but the more they attend the less likely they are to drop out and the more likely they are to meet state education requirements and be able to get a decent job when they graduate or even go to college.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 7:53 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • why so rude, Kristi?


     


    I'm sorry anon is this better?


    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:36 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • Well, it is probably true.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 7:52 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • Shall I simplify it further for you?


    More student attendance = more funding= more money for the school


    Less student attendance=less funding=less money for the school.

    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:12 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • "More student attendance = more funding= more money for the school


    Less student attendance=less funding=less money for the school."

    I was told there would be no math!
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 8:14 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • why so rude, Kristi?

    What does it matter to you... no one, I mean anon??
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 8:26 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • How is it bad to tell kids to attend school for ANY reason?
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 8:27 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • So what part of "The school gets the bulk of their funding based on the attendance of it's students" did you not understand?
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:11 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • "why so rude, Kristi?"

    How was her response in any way, shape or form rude?
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 8:31 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

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